Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Art Show in Spring Garden School Store

I am delighted to announce a new show of some of my recent work!

Boats and Blooms

Acrylic paintings and more inspired by the beauty of the natural world.  

Opening Reception:  Friday, October 28, 2016, beginning at 8:15 a.m. until the assembly and continuing after the assembly for a bit.  

Show continues when the store is open through November 23, 2016

I always seeks the creative intersection of inspiration and intuition.

Spring Garden is located at 1791 S. Jacoby Rd., Copley OH
If you're not familiar it is my son's school.  About once a month they have an assembly in which each grade shares something related to what they are learning.  Parents and friends are welcome to attend, and they are often hanging around from 8:15 to 9:00 a.m.  That is the reason for the unique time!

If you would like more information or you would like to host a show of my work, EMAIL ME!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Handmade Holidays Children's Art Classes

I am so looking forward to the next round of kids' art classes.  We begin 2 weeks from this evening. It is going to be a lovely chance for kids to get messy, explore their creativity, and make items that they can give as seasonal gifts and decorations.  It's a wonderful time to focus on using our talents to enrich the lives others.

Children’s Art Classes
Nov. 7 - Dec. 12, 2016, 6 - 7 p.m. ($90/ 6 sessions)
at The Art Center on Tusc, 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton OH  44203
We will create a variety of projects that will be suitable for gift giving and seasonal expression .  Our emphasis will be on recycling/upcycling.  Here is our tentative schedule:

  1.  Papermaking Galore--make paper for cards, books, and garlands or ornaments
  2. Tree to Book to Tree--transforming used books into trees and handmade paper into books
  3. Printmaking--using everyday objects we will print wrapping paper, cards, book covers, and perhaps framable art
  4. Felting and Sewing--basic techniques to create objects worthy of gift giving
  5. Students’ Choice--we will either make newspaper rose wreaths or painted dishes or maybe both!
  6. Wrap It All Up--we will finish any unfinished creations and wrap and package our goodies
Reserve a spot today HERE  {Scroll down to Handmade Holidays!}

Friday, September 23, 2016

Love Letter Flying To A Wedding

This little handmade paper book is hand sewn with water color paper.  It is being packed and being taken by a bride to Mexico to give to her husband at their beach wedding!

I love the way things I create inspire such beautiful and inspiring human experiences.

Stop in my studio or make an appointment to visit the goodies to find something to inspire you.

I would love to bring my goodies to your next gathering of friends to share and sell.  It's like a tupperware party filled with beauty and kindness and a genuine love for life.

I would also love to do a trunk show in your retail shop or office.  Email me if you're interested.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

September 4th Friday in Studio 102

This is a GREAT 4th Friday!  The whole area downtown is going to be packed with activity from 5-9.

Here are a few of the things that I have going in Studio 102 at the Art Center on Tusc:

I have a new corner cupboard that is filled with notecards, inspirational watercolors, magic wands, blank greeting cards, and more!  These items make such nice gifts for coworkers, friends, and stocking stuffers!

I have a suitcase with 4 little old paintings that desperately want to find their forever home.
Each one is only $65--for this event only

Details from Magic Moon and Twinkling Stars

Details from Impatient Impatiens

Details from Bloom

And in honor of the Mum Festival, these two pieces have a special price this weekend, $90 each or both for $165

I hope to see you!  Bring some friends!  Be a part of the return of the magic city!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Another Painting Party Option

I love doing painting parties!  If you missed my first post about Autumn Art Parties, you may find it HERE.

I decided to take the abstract autumn tree and really make it my own.  It has my fun whimsical style all over it.  You're welcome to copy this one, but I can offer lots of ideas on how to make it your own style.  In between steps of the painting process I will demonstrate some fun techniques you can practice and then decide if you want to apply them to your masterpiece.  If you're interested in booking a party with this type of painting or another, CONTACT ME to schedule your event!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Autumn Art Parties

Birches Dripping With Autumn Leaves

Abstract Autumn Tree

Intuitive Painting With Autumn Colors
This is a guided process piece, so each person's will look different
but will include similar shapes and colors!

I am absolutely delighted to offer 3 options for Fall Painting Parties!  I LOVE doing parties.  I am especially delighted when I can customize for for showers, office parties, fundraisers, birthdays, reunions, and other milestone events.

Here is how it works:
1.  You think about where and when you want to do your painting party and about how many people you want to invite.
2.  You contact me, and we set up a date, time, and the piece your group will create.
3.  You invite your friends {and if at least 6 other people paint, the host paints for free!}
4.  The day of the party your space looks the way you want it to look and you provide the food and drink you want to provide.
5.  I arrive a few minutes before the party begins with all of the supplies--canvases, paints, brushes, etc. and I bring one case of my smaller creations that are available for your guests to purchase.
6.  Your guests arrive, pay me, and get comfy.
7.  We paint!  I take you step by step through the process, suggest alternatives, and support your guests' creative process.  I assure you that all party goers will experience success with any of these pieces.
8.  We clean up and talk about how much fun this was and who will host the next party!

My fall schedule is beginning to fill so EMAIL ME TO CHOOSE YOUR DATE.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Kids Classes: Marvelous Art Mondays

The school year is just around the corner, and that means carving out time for amazing extra curricular activities, too.  I'm inviting all kids interested in art to join me for Marvelous Art Mondays.

I'm offering two different classes, two workshops on NEOEA day (most public schools are closed!), and private lessons.

All of this amazing creativity is available at my studio at ACoT {Art Center on Tusc in Barberton, Ohio}

Get all the details and sign up now HERE

P.S.  I'm also planning to offer kids yoga and some adult classes/workshops, so watch for those in the coming weeks!